The Big Beast January 19, 2015 Amy Kollar Anderson Perhaps you recall the Dayton Metro Library Commission? I have been a bit nervous about this one, since the 6'x6' beast is the biggest canvas I have ever stretched! As with most projects, there were unforeseen issues. This one was resolved with a saw. Linen unrolled and support system in place, it is time to jump in with the stapler. I began applying the clear gesso, but after screwing, stretching, pulling, and hammering, my sore hands told me a cold beverage would be more to their liking. They earned it! Do I look tired? Perhaps. So I will rest now, but soon I will return to tackle another coat of gesso before I...*gulp*...start painting this Big Beast!